Virginia Tech upends Miami on the road

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Duke's DeVon Edwards (left) celebrates an interception return for a touchdown with Deondre Singleton (center) and Carlos Wray during a win over North Carolina State.  BERNARD THOMAS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Duke's DeVon Edwards (left) celebrates an interception return for a touchdown with Deondre Singleton (center) and Carlos Wray during a win over North Carolina State.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Trey Edmunds ran for four touchdowns, the first three of them set up by Miami special-teams miscues, and Virginia Tech knocked off the 14th-ranked Hurricanes 42-24 on Saturday night.

Edmunds had scoring runs of 10, 2, 4 and 1 yards for the Hokies (7-3, 4-2). Logan Thomas completed 25 of 31 passes for 366 yards, giving him consecutive games of 300 yards or more for the first time in his Virginia Tech career.

Stephen Morris completed 16 of 29 passes for 324 yards for Miami (7-2, 3-2), which lost its second in a row, after falling to Florida State last week.

The win turns the conference’s Coastal Division into a muddled mess, with Georgia Tech at 5-2 in conference play, Virginia Tech a half-game back (but owning the tiebreaker over the Yellow Jackets), Miami and Duke at 3-2, North Carolina at 3-3 and Pittsburgh at 2-3.

PITTSBURGH 28,

NO. 24 NOTRE DAME 21

In Pittsburgh, Tom Savage threw two touchdown passes to Devin Street and James Conner scored two rushing touchdowns as Pittsburgh (5-4) beat Notre Dame (7-3).

Conner scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run at the 9:36 mark of the fourth quarter.

DUKE 38, N.C. STATE 20

In Durham, N.C., DeVon Edwards scored three touchdowns, two on interception returns in a span of 16 seconds to help Duke beat North Carolina State, securing the Blue Devils’ first winning season in nearly two decades.

Edwards also had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the third quarter for the Blue Devils (7-2, 3-2), who went from trailing in a close game to winning in a romp with a stunning flurry of late-game touchdowns.

The Blue Devils are guaranteed of their first winning season since going 8-4 in 1994, while N.C. State (3-6, 0-6) has its worst league record since going 0-6 in 1959.

SYRACUSE 20, MARYLAND 3

In College Park, Md., Jerome Smith ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Syracuse (5-4, 3-2) used a strong defensive effort to beat Maryland (5-4, 1-4).

Smith scored from the 1 in the first quarter and added a 21-yard TD with 10:33 left to put the Orange up by 17. It was his third 100-yard game of the season.

NORTH CAROLINA 45, VIRGINIA 14

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Marquise Williams recorded a touchdown passing, rushing and receiving to help North Carolina (4-5, 3-3) beat Virginia (2-8, 0-6).

Ryan Switzer had a punt return for a touchdown and Dominique Green had an interception return for a score for the Tar Heels.

North Carolina extended its winning streak to three games while posting its fourth consecutive victory over the Cavaliers.

BOSTON COLLEGE 48,

NEW MEXICO STATE 34

In Las Cruces, N.M., Boston College tailback Andre Williams scored on two long runs in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles (5-4) pull away from stubborn New Mexico State (1-9).

Williams, the leading rusher in the ACC and No. 2 in the FBS in yards per game, finished with 295 yards and scored two touchdowns.


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